According to multiple news agencies, a city in South Dakota has enacted a strict distracted driving law that will make it a secondary offense if the driver drinks, eat, puts on makeup or even comb their hair behind the wheel.
The reports show that motorists of Huron, S.D. will have to rethink their driving and eating habits while traveling on local roads. Officials reported that using a phone and driving will be considered a primary offense while any other distraction will be considered a secondary offense. Since the state of South Dakota hasn’t enacted a law to address the issue with distracted driving, Huron is the second city in the state to ban the practice of using a phone to text, send or receive emails while behind the wheel.
For more on this ban and how it affects the lives of drivers in the region, click here for the full report.